Hours & Admission

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Early morning walking hours (grounds only)
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7 to 9 a.m.*

Garden Gate Shop
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
(Garden admission not required)
Closed Christmas

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Holiday Hours
November 21 through January 2, 2021
Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Closed Christmas Day

To facilitate preparations for Garden Glow, the Climatron, Shoenberg Temperate House and Kemper Center for Home Gardening close at 3 p.m. daily November 21 through January 2, 2021.

Garden Gate Shop holiday daytime hours 
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
(Garden admission not required)
Closed Christmas 

Sassafras daytime hours
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily; lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas New Year's Eve


Garden Admission 
(rates subject to change)

$14 adults (ages 13 & over)
Free children (ages 12 & under)

Free Garden members and their children (ages 12 & under)Join today!

St. Louis City/County residents
$6 adults (ages 13–64)
$4 seniors (ages 65 & over) 
Proof of residency required

In appreciation for their ongoing support of the Garden through the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District, St. Louis City/County residents enjoy free Garden admission on Wednesday and Saturday mornings before noon (exception: special admission rate events).*

Purchase tickets

*Early morning hours require valid proof of St. Louis City/County residence. Early morning hours, free hours and promotional offers are not valid during special admission rate events.
Children's Garden

Smiling girl in the Children's Garden
Saturday, March 28 – Sunday, November 1, 2020
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extended hours (free admission after 5 p.m.)
Wednesdays during Whitaker Music Festival
5 to 7 p.m.

$5 children (ages 3–12)
No extra charge for adults (ages 13 & up)

$3 Garden members’ children (ages 3–12); free Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

St. Louis City/County residents
Free Saturdays*,
9 a.m. to noon

Learn more about the Children's Garden.


Tower Grove House

Tower Grove House
Saturday, March 28 – Sunday, January 2, 2020

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday–Sunday
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days

Included with admission.

Learn more about Tower Grove House.
Guided Walking Tours

Explore the Garden’s history, plants and seasonal highlights with a Garden Docent through a personalized walking tour.
Included with Garden admission. Tours accommodate a maximum of 15 guests. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the tour start time and meet the Docent in the upper level of the Ridgway Visitor Center.

January 1 - March 30
Daily at 11 a.m.

March 31 - November 4
Daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

November 5 - December 31
Daily at 11 a.m. 

Individual Classes & Tours
Guided walks and tours are also offered as classes at our three campuses. View upcoming sessions or call (314) 577-5140 for more information. 

School and Children's Field Trips
To learn more about field trips and educational tours, contact our Education Division at schoolprograms@mobot.org or (314) 577-5185.

Tram Tours


April – October

Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Weekends: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

$5 adults and children (ages 3–12)
Free children (ages 2 & under) when seated on a lap

Purchase tickets at the tram shelter (credit cards only). 

Private tram tours are available for groups of 15 or more. Email Group Sales or call (800) 332-1286 to make your reservation. 

Trams do not operate in case of lightning. Trams cannot be guaranteed and may not be available on days preceding, during and following the Garden's signature events (including Chinese Culture Days, Japanese Festival and Best of Missouri Market); please email visitorservices@mobot.org or call (314) 577-5101  for specifics.
Plan Ahead

The pedestrian gate at Tower Grove Avenue is closed to visitor access through the duration of construction on the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center. 
The Linnean House conservatory will be closed for renovations April through October.


Signature Event Admission

Rates differ for some signature events. Visit our signature events page to learn more or purchase tickets online.  

Orchid Show (February – March)
$5 (ages 3 & older) in addition to Garden admission
Free Garden members
Orchid Show information

Chinese Culture Days* (May)
$16 adults (ages 13 & older)
$5 children (ages 3–12)
$8 Garden members
Free member children (ages 12 & under)
Chinese Culture Days information

Whitaker Music Festival
(May – July)
Free admission after 5 p.m.
Whitaker Music Festival information

Japanese Festival* (Labor Day weekend)
$16 adults (ages 13 and older)
$5 children (ages 3–12)
$8 Garden members
Free member children (ages 12 & under)
Japanese Festival information

Best of Missouri Market®* (October)
$16 adults (ages 13 and older)
$5 children (ages 3–12)
$8 Garden members
Free member children (ages 12 & under)
Best of Missouri Market information

Garden Glow (November– December)
$18-$20 adults (ages 13 and older)
$14-$16 members
$3-$10 children (ages 3 to 12)
$6-$8 member children
Garden Glow information

Gardenland Express (November– December)
$5 (ages 3 & older) in addition to Garden admission
Free Garden members
Gardenland Express information